Anonymous asked in 政治及管治法律及道德 · 1 decade ago

doctrine of precedents & stare decisis

what is the meaning of doctrine of precedents?

what is the meaning of stare decisis?

what are the differences between them?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The doctrine of precedents and stare decisis are essentially the same thing.

    Both terms refers to the common law doctrine under which judges are obligated to follow the precedents established by higher courts in prior decisions that are factually similar.

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